East Manatee GOP Club Christmas breakfast set
BRADENTON -- The East Manatee Republican Club Christmas breakfast buffet is set for 9 a.m. Dec. 11 at the Peridia Golf and Country Club.
Andy Kramer of Southeastern Guide Dogs will be guest speaker.
An Honor Guard will march in with the Color with David Miner in charge and for distribution of toys.
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Cost is $16. Please bring an unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots.
RSVP: 941-739-3813 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Manasota Memorial and Funeral Home holiday tours
BRADENTON -- Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home's annual Holiday Remembrance Service begins at 6 p.m. Saturday in the Botanical Cremation Garden of Manasota, 1221 53rd Ave. E. in Bradenton.
"The holiday season and the approaching New Year bring memories of years past and loved ones who are gone. We realize this may be a difficult time of year for families and friends," said Duane LaFollett, general manager of Manasota Memorial Park and Funeral Home.
The funeral home and memorial park will be open for tours from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Toys for Tots sets Lakewood Ranch event Dec. 16
LAKEWOOD RANCH -- The Sarasota-Manatee Business Coalition will sponsor a Toys for Tots get-together from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 16, at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing, 7051 Wireless Court.
Register at smbusinesscoalition.com. Admission is a $10 donation and a new, unwrapped children's toy.
Sarasota Craft Show comes to Robarts Arena Dec. 5-7
SARASOTA -- The fifth annual Sarasota Craft Show comes to Sarasota Dec. 5-7 at Robarts Arena, 3000 Ringling Blvd., in Sarasota.
The event features exceptional works in ceramics, decorative fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper, wearable art, wood, painting, photography and sculpture by more than 100 of the nation's top artists.
Tickets are $10 per day, $9 for seniors, $5 for students and $12 for a three-day pass. Children under 10 free.
Hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday.
Area artists will include ceramist Geoff Walsh; jewelers Pam Fox, Katherine Kaya and John and Linda Whitney; glass artists Esther Jensen and Galina Chehirian; and mixed-media artist Su Griggs.
Information: Call 800-834-9437 or go to sarasotacraftshow.com.
-- Herald staff reports